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Rockets vs. Hornets game preview: LaMelo’s hurt?

NBA: Houston Rockets at Charlotte Hornets Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports

The Houston Rockets ended a streak on Monday, and most of Rockets nation reacted the same way Paul Heyman did when Brock Lesnar ended The Undertaker’s Wrestlemania streak.

Now, Houston must move on. With the weight of the losing streak lifted, it would be nice to see the Rockets reel off a couple of wins for some feel good moments.

And yet.

Houston now sits tied for the second-worst record in the league. After tonight, the Rockets travel to Minnesota for a 2-game series against the league-worst Timberwolves. Those games will be huge.

Tonight, the Charlotte Hornets come into town after recently losing Rookie of the Year frontrunner LaMelo Ball to a fractured wrist. There is some hope that he will return in late April if the Hornets are in the playoff hunt, but odds are they will keep their number 1 pick (h/t Bill Worrell) covered in bubble wrap until next season. Charlotte is currently 21-21 and in 7th place in the East. They have a 4.5 game cushion over the 11th place Toronto Raptors, so things are looking bright for them. The Hornets knocked off the San Antonio Spurs on Monday night behind big nights from Gordon Hayward and Terry Rozier.

Tip-off is at 7pm CT on AT&T SportsNet Southwest


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